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Sleep tips for expectant parents!

I've had a lot of clients lately who I helped with their first child, and have recently emailed me with the happy news that they're expecting again - every single one of them has asked about sleep tips for expectant parents. They are so wise! The best way to deal with sleep is proactively. This [...]

By | 2017-12-04T13:00:31+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Second night babies – how to stay calm in the chaos

Beware of the second night! If you've had a baby, or worked with a newborn, you'll know what I mean. The first day with a new baby is often very sleepy and spent in a haze of post-birth euphoria and tiredness. That goes for babies too! Then, the second night lands and wham - your [...]

By | 2017-11-30T09:14:19+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

How to gently encourage more nighttime sleep

The thorny issue of how to improve nighttime sleep is tricky to tackle generically, as the advice I would usually offer is individually tailored to my clients. The trouble is - no one single strategy works for everyone, so without knowing your unique situation, all I can offer is some general advice. Realistic expectations about [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:12:33+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Sleep tips for multiples

Sleep tips for multiples are not always the same as those for singletons. I'm not saying that multiple babies always bring exponentially more sleep problems! In fact, some people find that their multiples were easier than their singletons! But many families find that general sleep books contain tips that don’t always work very well with [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:13:28+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can every mother breastfeed her baby?

If I had a pound for every time I heard someone ask “Can every mother breastfeed her baby?” I would be a wealthy woman. Certainly, if the horror stories, tabloid articles and certain books and websites are to be believed, the odds of an individual mother succeeding at breastfeeding are pretty dismal. Is breastfeeding success a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:14:05+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|1 Comment

Why are gentle sleep solutions so important?

As a firm advocate of gentle parenting, infant and child mental health, attachment, bonding and breastfeeding, I sometimes encounter confusion from my like-minded colleagues! Many people do not understand the need for gentle sleep solutions  – it is sometimes seen as conflicting with attachment parenting and breastfeeding. Yet, I disagree! Here are the most common [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:09:56+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

A lactation consultant’s guide to bottle feeding

For anyone who isn't aware, lactation consultants are not anti-bottle feeding. We are always pro-babies, and pro-mothers. There are many very good reasons why you may be bottle feeding, or even considering bottle feeding. I don't judge you for any of them. I don't know your story, and this is not the post to discuss how to [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:14:46+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|6 Comments

When your breastfed baby is admitted to hospital

A hospital admission is extremely scary and overwhelming, whatever the reason for the admission. When you're breastfeeding your baby, this can be especially difficult. Sometimes it can feel like breastfeeding is being put on 'the back burner' when there is a problem with your baby's health or weight, but actually, there is no need for breastfeeding to be [...]

By | 2018-01-21T13:35:29+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|7 Comments

Ineffective feeding as a cause of poor infant weight gain

‘Let down surfing' – a subtle cause of poor infant weight gain “But he feeds for ages” “I’m always feeding – how can she not be getting enough” “It must be me – I don’t have enough milk” “I’ve been told there’s nothing wrong with the positioning” ​ Any of these sound familiar? Usually, poor weight gain [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:50:20+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|2 Comments